Talk Radio  
Talk Radio

by Eric Bogosian
Created by Eric Bogosian and Ted Savinar

Directed by Phillip Ley

Wednesday 27th February - Saturday 2nd March, 2019

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Photography by Ruth Anthony

Cast List

Barry Champlain : Simon Vaughan
Stu Noonan : Luke Owen
Linda MacArthur : Samantha Psyk
Dan Woodruff : Leon Chambers
Sidney Greenberg : Yasir Senna
Bernie : Stephen Brasher
Kent : Leon Zedlmayer
Dr. Susan Fleming : Lucy Moss
Rachael : Katherine Kennet
Callers : Lucy Moss, Yasir Senna, Stephen Brasher, Katherine Kennet, Leon Zedlmayer, Leon Chambers
Continuity Announcer : Rick Adamson


Production Team

Director : Phillip Ley
Set Design : Phillip Ley
Costume Design : Lynda Twidale
Lighting Design : Alan Wilkinson
Sound Design : Laurence Tuerk
Additional Sound : Leon Chambers

Stage Manager : Dinah Irvine
ASMs : Ruth Sanderson, Moira McSperrin
Lighting Operator : Samuel Littley
Sound Operator : Kaushal Ginige
Get-In and Rigging : Jude Chalk, Max Batty, Keith Syrett, John McSpadyen, and members of the cast and crew

This is Simon Vaughan's third production with the Tower Company after appearing as Fluellen/Alice in Henry V and as Thomas Killigrew in Nell Gwynn. Other recent roles include Edward Little in Shoot the Bugger, Charles Dickens in Sikes and Nancy, and Eric/Llewellyn in Loveplay.
This is Luke Owen's second Tower Theatre production, having played the Dauphin and other roles in Henry V last year. Luke previously lived in Norwich, where his production credits included King Lear (Duke of Albany), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew), Flare Path (Teddy), The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Ephesus), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), The Producers (Carmen Ghia) and Fiddler on the Roof (Motel). Luke is also a playwright; his 2013 play Unscorched won the Papatango New Writing Prize and premiered at the Finborough Theatre. He currently has a new play in development, scheduled to open early next year.
This is Samantha Psyk's first production with the Tower Theatre. Previous roles elsewhere include Jennifer in The Treatment, Cecile in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Jan in Bedroom Farce and Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest.
Since rejoining the Tower Theatre in 2012 after a 13-year break, Leon Chambers has appeared in Brighton Beach Scumbags, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Entertaining Mr Orton, The Winterling, Dumb Show, Little Nell and Under the Blue Sky. He has also acted with a number of other groups in both London and Kent including appearing in Autobahn with SEDOS. He is a filmmaker and his debut feature film Above the Clouds has recently had its North American Première at the Austin Film Festival where it won the Narrative Feature Audience Award.
Talk Radio is Yasir Senna's third production with the Tower, having previously appeared in Her Naked Skin and Largo Desolato. Recent professional acting credits include, Sorin in The Seagull, Sergei in Platonov, The Poet inLa Ronde and Prince in Romeo and Juliet. Yasir is also the founder of Razor Sharp Productions, through which he stages his self-written plays. The most recent production was the critically acclaimed thriller She Wears Scented Rose. Yasir is currently preparing to re-stage his first play, Rumble!, in 2019.
This is Stephen Brasher's fourth "blink and you'll miss him" appearance on stage with the Tower and almost the first not playing some sort of officer of the law. He appeared in Telstar in 2014, An Enemy of the People (2016), Frankenstein (2018) and Henry V (2018) but is more usually found working backstage, doing Front of House duties, helping to organise company auditions, writing the programme notes for most Tower productions and reviewing them in "Noises Off".

This is Leon Zedlmayer's first production with the Tower Theatre Company. After graduating from the RADA Foundation Course in Acting last year he is looking forward to just playing and put his training to the test. He is currently starring in various short films.
Katherine Kennet is delighted to be joining the cast of Talk Radio. This is Katherine's second production with the Tower; she was in the cast of Henry V, which opened the new Tower Theatre in 2018. Previously Katherine was heavily involved in her university musical theatre and drama groups as cast, director and choreographer.
Lucy Moss came back to acting only recently; her most recent appearance was as Arkadina in The Seagull. Her career started playing the Mayor of Emerald City at school, and then the Nurse in Macbeth and Mum in Zigger Zagger. At university she stuck to the stage makeup side of things, too scared to tread the boards. Three years ago she took a chance on an audition for the Governor in Woodhouse Players' production of Chamber Piece, got the role, and hasn't looked back since. Lucy was born and raised in North London and loves having a theatre on her doorstep.
Phillip Ley first appeared on the Tower stage as a dead body in a sack over half a century ago and in one way or another he has been associated with the company ever since. He gravitated towards the technical side starting with Sound Design and Stage Management and more recently Set Design most notably, Blood Wedding, The Slab Boys, The Voysey Inheritance, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Telstar, The Producers, Sailor Beware!, Eigengrau, Chancers and The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband. His directing credits for the Tower include Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, Sex Drugs Rock'n'Roll, Telstar and Sailor Beware! He has also devised The Tower Theatre Blues Brothers show and The Fabulous Eddie and Otis Soul Revue. His musicals Paradise (a Rock'n'Roll Fable) and Return of the Marionettes have both played in London and toured to the Minack Theatre, Cornwall. He has performed as bassist in many of the recent Tower musical forays including Little Shop of Horrors, Paradise (a Rock'n'Roll Fable), Smokey Joe's Café, Lark Rise, The Boy Friend, The Producers and Return of the Marionettes.